When task-oriented apps transform business activities
April 8, 2015 About the authors: Geoffrey Bock is a principal at Bock & Company, a consultancy that advises software firms. Richard Rabins is CEO of Alpha Software, which deploys enterprise app solutions.Certainly the mobile revolution is changing everything. Yet the continuing buzz about digital disruption in the sharing economy is only half the story. Let's not forget about disruption in the enterprise--where mobile apps, connecting to backend applications and services, enhance productivity, improve profitability and transform the ways work gets done. Mobile enterprise apps untether employees and partners from fixed work places while leveraging existing investments in IT infrastructures. With the right apps on their smartphones and tablets, workers access information on the go and add data when they are directly engaged in business tasks. Moreover, apps can detect location, speed and context, gleaned from various on-device sensors, which can be added to the data streams. For the rest of the article please click this linkhttp://www.fiercemobileit.com/story/when-task-oriented-apps-transform-business-activities/2015-04-08
Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.
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